Families who have experienced childbirth know that transition is the most difficult and critical part of the whole process, and entails the most physical and emotional effort. Transitions in the life of the church are not that radically different. The Body of Christ is a congregation changes from week to week as different members […]
Dr. Elisabeth Koenig will facilitate our time together as we contemplate finding rest in God during times of transition.
I learned to surf when I was eight years old. My dad got me a tiny wet suit, fixed it up with a small canvas life jacket (because I couldn’t really swim) while my grandfather made me a perfect wee surfboard. My dad and I went out early one Saturday summer morning, and I rode […]
I was on the standing committee in September of 2003 when Bishop Hughes announced his intention to retire at the end of 2004. I became the president of the standing committee the following February. Bishop Hughes introduced the committee to Bishop Clay Matthews, the executive director of pastoral development for the Episcopal Church. Bishop Matthews […]
Today’s Christian subculture has developed a sophisticated theology of Self. It’s all about a personal relationship with Jesus, we say. Jesus meets me where I am, we say. What else matters as long as I love Jesus? The common good? Community? Church? Bah! Who needs ‘em? I’m fine on my own, thank you very much. […]
With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is impossible to consider transitions without remembering those graduating from high school and approaching the next phase of their lives. Each of the youth below is a member of a different congregation in our diocese. They are off to college this fall and are ready […]
Transition: many thoughts circle in my head when I hear the word “transition.” Yikes! There is change afoot. How is it going to affect me? Will it be good? Will it be better? Will it be worse? Oftentimes when we look at change, we look inward and not out beyond ourselves. Transition, change, endings and […]